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Malé (/ˈmɑːl.eɪ/, local pronunciation: [ˈmɑːlɛ] Maldivian: މާލެ) is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With a population of 133,412 and an area of 5.8 km2, it is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The city is geographically located at the southern edge of North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll). Administratively, the city consists of a central island, an airport island, and two other islands governed by the Malé City Council. Traditionally it was the King's Island, from where the ancient royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located. The city was then called Mahal. Formerly it was a walled city surrounded by fortifications and gates (doroshi). The Royal Palace (Gan'duvaru) was destroyed along with the picturesque forts (kotte) and bastions (buruzu) when the city was remodelled under President Ibrahim Nasir's rule in the aftermath of the abolition of the monarchy in 1968. However, the Malé Friday Mosque remains. In recent years, the island has been considerably expanded through land-filling operations. Over the years, Malé has been the center of political protests and milestone events.

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Home to pretty treasures, Malé is Maldives's best kept secret. Malé is located at a short trip away from Maamigili a major city in Maldives. Add Maamigili to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Republic Square, Sultan Park And National Museum, Fish Market. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Maamigili Airport. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Malé*

  • Pollution Statistics in Malé

    Know the pollution level of Malé before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 65 (High)
    • Water Pollution 84.62 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 80.36 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 69.64 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 83.93 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 73.53 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 78.57 (High)
  • Malé: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Malé for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Malé.

    • Burglary and Theft 64.42 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 67.79 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.9 (High)
    • Car Stealing 44.12 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50.49 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 62.02 (High)
    • Drug offense 77.94 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30.77 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 63.46 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.5 (High)
  • Living in Malé - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Malé is 53.88 (Low)

    • Safety Index 36.03 (Low)
    • Climate Index 58.08 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 83.86 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.83 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 37.8 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 29.15 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 27.3 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Malé

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Malé

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.29 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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